Participating Countries, N-Z

Netherlands

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Debut Entry: 1956, “De vogels van Holland” — Jetty Paerl (?th Place) and “Voorgoed voorbij” — Corry Brokken (?th Place)1
Latest Win: 1975, “Ding-a-Dong” — Teach-In (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Slow Down” — Douwe Bob (11th Place)

Appearances: 57
Finals: 48
Wins: 4 (1957, 1959, 1969, 1975)
Nul Points: 2 (1962, 1963)

Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Norway

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Debut Entry: 1960, “Voi Voi” — Nora Brockstedt (4th Place)
Latest Win: 2009, “Fairytale” — Alexander Rybak (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Icebreaker” — Agnete (13SF)

Appearances: 55
Finals: 52
Wins: 3 (1985, 1995, 2009)
Nul Points: 4 (1963, 1978, 1981, 1997)2

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Poland

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ESC Poland Flag (Logo: Public Domain)

Debut Entry: 1994, “To nie ja!” — Edyta Górniak (2nd Place)
Best Finish: 1994, “To nie ja!” — Edyta Górniak (2nd Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Color of Your Life” — Michał Szpak (8th Place)

Appearances: 19
Finals: 13
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Portugal

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ESC Portugal Flag (Logo: Public Domain)

Debut Entry: 1964, “Oração” — António Calvário (13th Place)
Best Finish: 1996, “O meu coração não tem cor” — Lúcia Moniz (6th Place)
Latest Entry: 2015, “Há um mar que nos separa” — Leonor Andrade (14SF)

Appearances: 48
Finals: 40
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 2 (1964, 1997)

Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Romania

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Debut Entry: 1994, “Dincolo de nori” — Dan Bittman (21st Place)3
Best Finish: 2010, “Playing with Fire” — Paula Seling & Ovi (3rd Place)
Latest Entry: 2015, “De la capăt (All Over Again)” — Voltaj (15th Place)

Appearances: 17
Finals: 17
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Russia

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Debut Entry: 1994, “Vechni stranik” (Вечный странник) — Youddiph (9th Place)
Latest Win: 2008, “Believe” — Dima Bilan (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “You Are The Only One” — Sergey Lazarev (3rd Place)

Appearances: 20
Finals: 20
Wins: 1 (2008)
Nul Points: 0

Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


San Marino

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ESC San Marino Flag (Logo: Public Domain)

Debut Entry: 2008, “Complice” — Miodio (19SF)
Best Finish: 2014, “Maybe” — Valentina Monetta (24th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “I Didn’t Know” — Serhat (12SF)

Appearances: 7
Finals: 1
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Serbia

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ESC Serbia Flag (Logo: Public Domain)

Debut Entry: 2007, “Molitva” (Молитва) — Marija Šerifović (1st Place)4
Latest Win: 2007, “Molitva” (Молитва) — Marija Šerifović (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2015, “Goodbye (Shelter)” — Sanja Vučić ZAA (18th Place)

Appearances: 9
Finals: 7
Wins: 1 (2007)
Nul Points: 0

Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Serbia and Montenegro

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ESC Serbia and Montenegro Flag (Logo: Jlechuga86)

Debut Entry: 2004, “Lane moje” (Лане моје) — Željko Joksimović (2nd Place)
Best Finish: 2004, “Lane moje” (Лане моје) — Željko Joksimović (2nd Place)
Latest Entry: 2005, “Zauvijek moja” (Заувијек моја) — No Name (7th Place)

Appearances: 25
Finals: 2
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Slovakia

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ESC Slovakia Flag (Logo: Jlechuga86)

Debut Entry: 1994, “Nekonečná pieseň” — Tublatanka (19th Place)6
Best Finish: 1996, “Kým nás máš” — Marcel Palonder (18th Place)
Latest Entry: 2012, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” — Max Jason Mai (18SF)

Appearances: 7
Finals: 3
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Slovenia

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Debut Entry: 1993, “Tih deževen dan” — 1X Band (22nd Place)
Best Finish: 2001, “Energy” — Nuša Derenda (7th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Blue and Red” — ManuElla (14SF)

Appearances: 22
Finals: 13
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Spain

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Debut Entry: 1961, “Estando contigo” — Conchita Bautista (9th Place)
Latest Win: 1969, “Vivo cantando” — Salomé (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Say Yay” — Barei (22nd Place)

Appearances: 56
Finals: 567
Wins: 2 (1968, 1969)
Nul Points: 3 (1962, 1965, 1983)

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Sweden

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Debut Entry: 1958, “Lilla stjärna” — Alice Babs (4th Place)
Latest Win: 2015, “Heroes” — Måns Zelmerlöw (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “If I Were Sorry” — Frans (5th Place)

Appearances: 56
Finals: 55
Wins: 6 (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015)
Nul Points: 1 (1963)

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Switzerland

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Das alte Karussell” — Lys Assia (?th Place) and “Refrain” — Lys Assia (1st Place)8
Latest Win: 1988, “Ne partez pas sans moi” — Céline Dion (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “The Last Of Our Kind” — Rykka (18SF)

Appearances: 57
Finals: 48
Wins: 2 (1956, 1988)
Nul Points: 4 (1964, 1967, 1998, 2004)

Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Turkey

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Debut Entry: 1975, “Seninle Bir Dakika” — Semiha Yankı (19th Place)
Latest Win: 2003, “Everyway That I Can” — Sertab Erener (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2012, “Love Me Back” — Can Bonomo (7th Place)

Appearances: 34
Finals: 33
Wins: 1 (2003)
Nul Points: 2 (1983, 1987)

Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Ukraine

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ESC Ukraine Flag (Logo: Jlechuga86)

Debut Entry: 2003, “Hasta la Vista” — Olexandr (14th Place)
Latest Win: 2016, “1944” — Jamala (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “1944” — Jamala (1st Place)

Appearances: 14
Finals: 14
Wins: 2 (2004, 2016)
Nul Points: 0

Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


United Kingdom

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Debut Entry: 1957, “All” — Patricia Bredin (7th Place)
Latest Win: 1997, “Love Shine a Light” — Katrina and the Waves (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “You’re Not Alone” — Joe & Jake (24th Place)

Appearances: 58
Finals: 589
Wins: 5 (1967, 1969, 1976. 1981, 1997)
Nul Points: 1 (2003)

United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Yugoslavia

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ESC Yugoslavia Flag (Logo: Jlechuga86)

Debut Entry: 1961, “Neke davne zvezde” (Неке давне звезде) — Ljiljana Petrović (8th Place)
Latest Win: 1989, “Rock Me” — Riva (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 1992, “Ljubim te pesmama” (Љубим те песмама) — Extra Nena (13th Place)

Appearances: 27
Finals: 2710
Wins: 1 (1989)
Nul Points: 1 (1964)

Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


  1. During the inaugural contest, each country presented two songs, and full results were never published. Only the position of the winning song, from Switzerland, is known.  
  2. Norway holds the record for most last place finishes (11) as well as the most nul points.  
  3. Romania attempted to participate in 1993, but did not make it out of a special qualification round for former Eastern bloc countries.  
  4. Prior to the 2007 contest, Serbia participated as part of Yugoslavia (1961-1992) and Serbia and Montenegro (2004-2006).  
  5. Technically it’s three appearances. Serbia and Montenegro pulled out of the 2006 contest, but did so too late to have their entry officially withdrawn. The country was permitted to vote, but because their representative did not perform, they automatically finished in last place.  
  6. Slovakia attempted to participate in 1993, but did not make it out of a special qualification round for former Eastern bloc countries.  
  7. As a “Big Five” major sponsor of the contest, Spain automatically qualifies for the Grand Final each year.  
  8. During the inaugural contest, each country presented two songs, and full results were never published. Only the position of the winning song, from Switzerland, is known.  
  9. As a “Big Five” major sponsor of the contest, the UK automatically qualifies for the Grand Final each year.  
  10. Yugoslavia has not competed in the contest since semifinals began, in 2004.